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Old    RJ Flake (deltawakerider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-29-2006, 1:34 PM Reply   
my grandpa caught this at lake perris last week... is it a crazy pahrana or some kind of dinosaur fish from the lake being so low? I'm never going back!Upload
Old    Eric (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-29-2006, 1:38 PM Reply   
damn! wtf is that thing
Old    K.B.C.            07-29-2006, 1:43 PM Reply   
it was probably mutated by all of the feces in the water
Old    Kevin McGuirk (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-29-2006, 1:47 PM Reply   
that is REALLY freaky
Old    Chris R (crs)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-29-2006, 2:21 PM Reply   
What did he use for bait, human flesh? How did he get the hook out of its mouth?
Old    Dennis (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-29-2006, 2:26 PM Reply   
Its a Vampire Tetra.... sort of common amoung aquarium fish keepers as a odd-ball fish.,%20Vampire%20Tetra.htm

The picture on that site show the teeth really good.

Someone had to have planted it, as they are not native to the states

Old    Kody (kody_a)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-29-2006, 2:28 PM Reply   
Dang what the heck is that. I would be scared to ride in that lake.

Some one please fill me in on this lake, like is it by a power plant or something cause that aint normal.
Old    Dennis (denystaucd)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-29-2006, 2:31 PM Reply   
I just noticed to that your in California, have your grandpa notify the Departmetn of Fish and Game. As they record and deal with non-native introductions.

Here is the number to the local DFG office I think:
Main Office
4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
Information: (858) 467-4201
FAX: (858) 467-4299

If not they can point him to the correct office.

Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-29-2006, 3:53 PM Reply   

acording to the website that thing can get 4ft long and 40 pounds

Vampire Tetra Factoids

Northern South America

Four foot max. forty pounds.

75 to 80

Lurking predator

Little ones like a place to hide

Live fish preferred

Not sure

Biggest threat
Insufficient food or wrong food
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-29-2006, 4:41 PM Reply   
wow that thing is scary. Would definately report it if I were you. That thing could easily take off a toe.
Old    RJ Flake (deltawakerider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-29-2006, 4:59 PM Reply   
i made some phone calls and they said the water is so low due to the dam problem that they cant do anything with the fish and game because of "resources". My guess is that all the fish are getting trapped in a small and growing smaller body or water every day...the whole fish with snaggle teeth thingy is nuts...will that fish eat/kill off anything in the water???elsinore here i (and everyone else) come
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       07-29-2006, 7:27 PM Reply   

Our plan is working! We'll have the whole lake to ourselves!!
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       07-30-2006, 3:02 PM Reply   
that thing is evil looking.
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       07-30-2006, 3:04 PM Reply   

How long was that fish that you grandpa caught??
Old    Joshua (trojanman)      Join Date: May 2002       07-30-2006, 10:46 PM Reply   
I found one of those in elsinore about 2 months ago...

It was dead though.. floating on the top of the water.
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-30-2006, 11:02 PM Reply   
some hillbilly caught a crazy pacu fish in my lake here in Lubbock like 2 weeks ago. He said in a very hick accent "I think I done did see anudder one in der wit it" so they put a 100$ bounty on the other fish. ANother girl was like "it has teeth like me" WOW the news crew always seem to interview those people that make others think that we still ride horses around here in texas. Upload
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-30-2006, 11:04 PM Reply   
that thing is like 22 lbs by the way
Old    walt            07-31-2006, 6:20 AM Reply   

The Pacu is a close relative of the piranha but is harmless.
Old    Dan Lennox (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-31-2006, 7:36 AM Reply   
I wouldn't want to see that tetra when it's four feet long, it could really do some damage to you.
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-31-2006, 7:45 AM Reply   
That's the problem when people import "exotics" as pets because they're different or no one else has one. When they find out that they don't have time nor the resources to take care of them, out they go into the closest body of water or drain they can find.

The FL everglades has that problem with the pythons. I'm sure you've seen the one that "exploded" after swallowing a gator - it made the news a few months back.
Old    FoxrepDC (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-31-2006, 7:56 AM Reply   
We wake skate in a farm pond behind my house that someone caught a Snakefish in last summer. Don't have a pic, but it's like a big eel looking fish with a snake head and teeth....AND that can survive on land, which is how they get from water to water. Rare here but still here!

My thinking is...if the peeps in FL can ride with the gators.....I can handle a weird fish!

Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-31-2006, 10:46 AM Reply   
Here's his daddy

Old    Jory (carcrz)      Join Date: Mar 2006       07-31-2006, 12:40 PM Reply   
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       07-31-2006, 6:25 PM Reply   
lets all be thankful that these fish aren't also in Perris:


Old    Chad Wheeler (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-31-2006, 7:28 PM Reply   
im thankful those guys are not at my lake
Old    SAffer (balti)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-01-2006, 7:45 AM Reply   
its PAYARA and originates in SOUTH AMERICA. Its prefered food is PIRANHA's
Old    Jeff Newton (jnewton7)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-01-2006, 8:02 AM Reply   
heres another scary one!
Old    SAffer (balti)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-01-2006, 9:07 AM Reply   
Must have jumped the border....
Old    redneckonaboard06            08-01-2006, 9:12 AM Reply   
Gotta love those alligator gar. There all in the Arkansas river, especially right here where I live.
Old    Carson (wake_boarder49)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-01-2006, 2:46 PM Reply   
Did any of you guys see that email that was going around after that tsunami with all those really weird fish that were turning up on shore? You should have seen how scary/ugly those things looked.

EDIT: Just looked it up, the pictures were from a study in New Zealand or something. None of them were found on beaches after the tsunami, nonetheless, scary fish.

(Message edited by wake_boarder49 on August 01, 2006)
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-01-2006, 3:18 PM Reply   
Isn't there alligator gar in the Delta?
Old    walt            08-01-2006, 3:19 PM Reply   
Old    RJ Flake (deltawakerider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-01-2006, 3:23 PM Reply   
the delta has this
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-01-2006, 3:31 PM Reply   
"the delta has this"

We'll yes and no. Most of the time, sturgeon are quiet a bit west of were most of us are boarding.


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